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The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright (1989)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039330695X, Paperback)
The reissue of this definitive biography heralds the one-hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight.Brilliant, self-trained engineers, the Wright brothers had a unique blend of native talent, character, and family experience that perfectly suited them to the task of invention but left them ill-prepared to face a world of skeptics, rivals, and officials. Using a treasure trove of Wright family correspondence and diaries, Tom Crouch skillfully weaves the story of the airplane's invention into the drama of a unique and unforgettable family. He shows us exactly how and why these two obscure bachelors from Dayton, Ohio, were able to succeed where so many better-trained, better-financed rivals had failed. 50 b/w photographs
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An account of how the two inventors were guided by their father, the years leading to the triumph of practical flight, and the death of Orville in 1948.
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